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Diversity, stability and regional growth in the U.S. (1975-2002)

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  • Jürgen Essletzbichler

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    This paper summarizes the theoretical arguments from evolutionary theory and ecological economics to put the trade-off between regional economic diversity and regional economic growth on stronger theoretical foundations. Hypotheses are tested using an empirical model that links regional economic diversity to stability and growth using data on 177 BEA areas of the continental United States during the period (1975-2002).

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    Paper provided by Utrecht University, Section of Economic Geography in its series Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) with number 0513.

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    Length: 27 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 2005
    Date of revision: Sep 2005
    Handle: RePEc:egu:wpaper:0513

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    Keywords: evolutionary economics; ecological economies; diversity; stbility; regional growth;

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